Young Poets Entries are currently being accepted for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships. Winners receive awards of $25,800 each for young poets in the U.S. through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 31 years of age as of April 30, 2019. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2019 (11:59pm Central Standard Time)
Short Stories The highly respected literary journal Glimmer Train is publishing its last issue in Fall of 2019. The journal is now accepting entries for two short story contests: Short Story Award for New Writers and Family Matters. Both offer prizes of $2,500 and publication in the final Glimmer Train Stories issue. Learn more.
Deadline: April 30, 2019 (grace period ends May 15, 2019)
Call for Art Installations The Emily Dickinson Museum seeks proposals from artists to enliven the Homestead conservatory with an art installation in the summer of 2019. The selected artist’s work will draw attention to the importance of this diminutive space in the life of one of America’s greatest poets, and will seamlessly integrate contemporary art in a historic setting. The selected artist will receive a $3,000 stipend. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2019
Documentary Filmmakers The Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, the longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States, is currently accepting submissions in English or have English subtitles or voiceover narration. Learn more.
Deadline: May 1, 2019
Printmakers Applications are currently being accepted for the International Print Center New York’s prints program open call for prints and print-based work. IPCNY’s New Prints Program was created in 2000 as a platform for artists from a wide range of backgrounds working in the medium of print. The biannual open-call exhibitions feature prints in a variety of formats and techniques produced in the preceding twelve months. Learn more.
Deadline: May 2, 2019
Call to Artists Arts in Bloom, an exhibition at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts in Hopkinton, MA, is open to all artists. Juror: Christine O’Donnell, Beacon Gallery, Boston. The theme of the exhibition includes: blossom, birth, rebirth, openness, new growth, new terrain, seeing with fresh eyes, old things new again, first times, dawn, and life. Six winners, whose work will inspire fresh flower arrangements, will receive cash prizes. Learn more.
Drop-off: May 3, 2019, 4:00pm-7:00pm; May 4, 2019, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Of Note: The O+ Festival (May 10-11, 2019) supports the health of under-insured artists and musicians through festivals at which they exchange art-making and performances for wellness services. Learn more.
Call for Art The Bertolon Gallery at the Pingree School in South Hamilton has announced an open call for the exhibition PERSPECTIVES: Native American Art Now. Both 2D and 3D artwork by artists of Native descent working today will be accepted via online submissions. Artists may submit up to five works- all media is encouraged. PROSPECTUS PERSPECTIVES: Native American Art Now aims to highlight and celebrate the range of cultural and artistic forms of expression of Native American artists working today. From traditional craft to contemporary paintings, this exhibit will celebrate the important contributions of Native American communities in the narrative of American art. Submit 1-5 images of your work as well as a resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be notified of their status by May 31, 2019.
Deadline: May 10, 2019
Call for Designs Lavazza Coffee is encouraging artists and designers to submit creative, original designs for the next great workplace café. Winners will receive a $5,000 grand prize and may have the opportunity to see their designs come to life in a professional office café space. Learn more.
Deadline: May 17, 2019
Arts Writers Grants Program The Arts Writers Grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs. The grant also supports art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles. Learn more.
Deadline: May 20, 2019
Call to Artists The Cambridge Art Association is currently accepting entries for The 2019 Emerging Artists Exhibition. Artists can submit up to three works. Learn more.
Deadline: May 30, 2019 (11:59pm)
Call to Artists The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists to submit work for Uplifting Art 2019. Three images will be selected, one for each elevator door in the Cultural Center’s Education Wing. The images, provided as high resolution digital files, will be reproduced on material to be affixed to the elevator doors for one year. All mediums are acceptable. Each artist will receive a $250 stipend and acknowledgement with contact information at the site of the installation. Learn more.
Deadline: May 31, 2019 (11:59pm)
Call to Artists Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery, located in a modern street-level space in downtown Washington, DC is seeking entries for America Is …, a national juried show scheduled for August 2 – 29, 2019. Artists are asked to submit artwork that will explore, ask and answer: what is America today? The jurors are Rachel Adams, Chief Curator and Director of Programs, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE); Taylor Bythewood-Porter, Assistant History Curator, California African American Museum (CAAM); Jen Mergel, Independent Curator; Vice President, Programs, Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC); Founding Director, Curatorial Network Accelerator of Boston; Jennifer M. Williams, Public Programs Manager, New Orleans Museum of Art. Questions, contact email@example.com. Learn more.
Deadline: June 10, 2019 (11:59pm)
Artist Grants Creative City Boston Artist Grant provides project-specific funding to artists to create work that sparks public imagination, inspires community members to share in civic experience, and seizes opportunities to creatively engage important conversations taking place in Boston’s communities. By funding artists directly, we are investing in artists’ creative agency as civic leaders in shifting public culture in Boston to be more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Artist Grants range from $10,000-$20,000 per project. Learn more.
Deadline: June 17, 2019
Jazz Musicians Jazz Road is a national program to help jazz artists residing in every part of the country develop small (three-to-six site) tours. The program will provide touring subsidies to help artists make the leap from localized success to reach new audiences outside their home area. It will also provide residency subsidies to help artists explore their work in a community outside their home area through new collaborations, performances, and experiences. Learn more.
Deadline: July 1, 2019
Image credit: Elizabeth Cotten playing her guitar in 1960, Washington D.C. Photograph by John Cohen.